Accepting Difficult Feedback - 2×03

August 9, 2017

Chuck talks about techniques for accepting difficult feedback in this episode. He talks about ways to put aside your feelings about it in order to hear the gift of insight being offered.

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SCARF threat model - 2×02

August 2, 2017

In this episode, Chuck introduces listeners to the SCARF threat model, and how threats to our status, certainty, autonomy, relatedness, and fairness impact our ability to listen and engage with others. 

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Standup Tips for Staying Focused - 2×01

July 26, 2017

To start Season 2, Chuck gives tips on the daily standup meeting for scrum teams, centering on how to keep the meeting productive.

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Season 1 Retro - 1×16

July 19, 2017

In this final episode of Season 1, Chuck does a retrospective on the podcast. He talks about what went well, what didn't go so well, and items for improvement.

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The Scrum Master Role - 1×15

July 12, 2017

Chuck waxes poetic about the scrum master role and what it entails. Thanks Alan Lu for the question! A scrum master is the custodian of the process, the facilitator, a coach, an obstacle remover -- all done as a servant leader. He also talks about traits that make for a good scrum master.

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Eisenhower Decision Matrix - 1×14

July 5, 2017

Chuck introduces listeners to the Eisenhower Decision Matrix, which gets at the heart of the difference between urgency and importance. While they are sometimes found together, often things seem more urgent or important than they actually are. This mental categorization tool can help you figure out the difference.

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Measuring Team Delivery - 1×13

June 28, 2017

Chuck talks about measuring team delivery, using cycle time, escaped defects, planned-to-done ratio, and team happiness.

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RAPID decision making framework - 1×12

June 21, 2017

In this episode, Chuck introduces listeners to the RAPID decision making framework. People take on the roles of Input, Recommend, Agree, Decide and Perform (in that order). He talks about why RAPID is a useful tool, and benefits it provides over other group decision tools like consensus.

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Team composition - 1×11

June 14, 2017

Team composition is an important topic for software delivery teams, and Chuck tackles it in this episode. He talks about vertical vs. horizontal teams, feature vs. topic teams, and talks about successful attributes of people making up a team.

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Bullet Journals - 1×10

June 7, 2017

Continuing from last week, Chuck talks about bullet journals. He shares the layout that works best for him, as well as some tips for making the most of your journal.

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